Next.js is built on top of Express. Out of the box, it supports server side rendering, hot module reloading, React and more. We'll add TypeScript, Styled Components, Sessions, Authentication, some basic security and more.
Once you've made some amazing GitHub Actions, you'll want to re-use them and share them with your friends. To do that you'll want to organize your project a little differently, publish and release them.
Creating a static website involves an almost infinite set of choices. I've upgraded several sites to Gatsby (including this one) finding a way to integrate TypeScript as part of the journey. Gatsby leverages React, JSX, CSS-in-JS, GraphQL and many other modern approaches to building sites.
GitHub Actions are still in beta and are changing quickly. But if you are looking to get started the possibilities are endless.